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Subject/Keyword
Sexuality
Evangelical
Gender
Youth
Religion
Adolescent
Purity
Identity
Abstinence
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Brown, Stephanie
Supervisor and department
Forth, Gregory (Anthropology)
Examining committee member and department
Kent, Stephen (Sociology)
Forth, Gregory (Anthropology)
Vallianatos, Helen (Anthropology)
Department
Department of Anthropology
Specialization

Date accepted
2014-07-03T10:22:23Z
Graduation date
2014-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This research broadly examines how people consider two opposing but compelling ideas and whether they synthesize the two concepts or reject one of them. Specifically, I focused my research on evangelical Protestant adolescents who participate in church youth groups and look at how they negotiate messages about sex and sexual purity from popular media and their church. Through the ethnographic methods of participant-observation and interviews, I collected data about the beliefs of youth participants, youth leaders, and congregants who had previously participated in the youth group. While most resources indicated that some blending and negotiating between the messages presented by media and the church would occur, the research did not support this: rather, youth rejected the messages from popular media in favour of the message about sexual purity from their church. In this thesis, I discuss the way that the history and belief system of evangelical Protestantism contribute to the rejection of the messages about sex from popular media by youth participants, as well as the factors in participants’ lives that position sexual abstinence as a legitimate option for evangelical Protestant youth.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R38K7537N
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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